Nursing Home Settles Lawsuit
The United States filed and settled a civil fraud lawsuit alleging that skilled nursing facility Morris Park Nursing Home engaged in two fraudulent and illegal schemes that violated the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute. The first scheme involved cash payments made to a supervisor at a nearby hospital for patient referrals and the second scheme involved switching residents’ Medicare coverage without their consent in order to increase the Medicare payments Morris Park received. Staff sometimes offered to reduce or waive co-payments if residents switched to Original Medicare. Read a Department of Justice press release.
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